In a last-ditch attempt for Games glory, Australia's tabloid media have tried different tactics to boost the nation's sporting achievements - including creating a new country "AusZealand".

Sydney's Daily Telegraph has decided to combine Australia's success with its neighbour, which is in a respectable ninth place. Australia has only won a single gold medal, compared to the Kiwis' three.

The newspaper's Richard Hinds wrote: "In London, Australians are finding themselves constantly compared to the buoyant British who, by Friday night, had won eight gold medals.
报社的记者Richard Hinds这样写道:“在伦敦,澳洲人比起那些轻浮的英国人更努力,并且在周五晚上赢了8块金牌。”

The fierce rivalry between the neighbours has led Australia's Channel 9 to only show the top nine places in the Olympic medal table, cutting off New Zealand who were at the time in tenth place.

New Zealand has just a fifth of Australia's population - just four million people. On a medal table based on national population New Zealand would be in first place.

Brisbane's MX has created an alternative medals table - listing silver ahead of gold - which puts Australia fourth.

The tabloid has had some fun with its medal table throughout the Games, when it renamed North Korea "Naughty Korea" and South Korea "Nice Korea".

The Australian tabloids had previously mocked Team GB's slow start to the Games, with the Perth News reporting a week ago: "It's a sad and sorry state of affairs.”

(一家叫 的外国网站将欧盟国家的奖牌总数合并)

The popular Olympic metrics to follow are the total medal count and the gold medal count. Predictably, China (61 medals / 30 gold) and the US (60 medals / 28 gold) are leading the pack by a wide margin, with host Great Britain (37 medals / 16 gold) keeping just ahead of the rest for third place. Yawn. There must to be more interesting metrics to follow, right? Thankfully, Medals Per Capita is here keeping track of some of the less publicized medal counts.

Medals Per Capita keeps track of medal counts as they relate to population and GDP, offering medals and gold medals per capita and medals by GDP. The website also keeps track of weighted medals per capita (where gold = 4, silver = 2, bronze = 1)